Written Rock - Clear Creek Metro Park

Updated: Oct 23, 2020


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Written Rock - Clear Creek Metro Park

23233 Clear Creek Road

Rockbridge, OH 43149

"A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories." ~ Andy Goldsworthy


Written Rock


Written Rock shelter is located in Clear Creek Metro Park. The park is part of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks system. Even though it is in Fairfield and Hocking Counties. Written Rock is located on the Fairfield County side. It is about 40-minute drive from downtown Columbus.


About Written Rock

Written Rock is a part of Ohio history. It was once the best-preserved example of polissoirs in the State of Ohio. The rock face also has carvings that date back to 1855. However, over the years deterioration from weather and graffiti have greatly damaged these historical aspects.



What is a Polissoir

Polissoir is French for polisher. A polissoir is a tool that is used for polishing or grinding. The polissoir at Written Rock in Clear Creek Metro Park is a set of grooves located in the rock at the base of the blackhand sandstone cliff. It is believed that the groves were made by Native Americans as they polished their axes and other tools.


As you can see the rock is covered in graffiti.




Clear Creek Metro Park

If you are visiting one of the many trails located in Clear Creek Metro Park, stop by Written Rock shelter. It won’t be long before the polissoirs are gone.


Written Rock shelter is just a quick stop. It is the perfect spot to get those family outing pictures, while taking in a bit of local history.

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What You Can Expect at Written Rock in Clear Creek Metro Park

Please note that trail rules and regulations can change at any time. The following information was in effect for Clear Creek Metro Park as of June 2020.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There are no restrooms as Written Rock. However, there are restrooms available at the 3 major parking area.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Bicycles are not permitted on the trails in Clear Creek Metro Park. However, bicycles are permitted on Clear Creek Road, so you can stop by to check out Written Rock shelter if you are riding by.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Clear Creek Metro Park is an Ohio birding hotpsot.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

No bridge.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Concealed carry is permitted.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Pets are permitted at Written Rock.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There is no trail at Written Rock.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Off road parking.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There are no picnic tables at Written Rock. However, there are picnic tables available at other areas of Pickerington Ponds Metro Park.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There is no playground.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There are no benches available.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There is sun and shade.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

No shelter house at Written Rock. There are shelter houses at Glacier Knoll picnic area and Wood Duck picnic area.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

There are no trash cans at Written Rock.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

No water at Written Rock. However, just across the road is fishing access. You can get to it from the Starner House Park Office.


Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

No ADA parking spot.



Pickerington Ponds Metro Park Yellowlegs Trail

Fishing is permitted at the fishing access located across the road.




Locate Written Rock in Clear Creek Metro Park HERE


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